Model # GLM 40

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Bosch 140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer
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Bosch

140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer

  • Includes belt pouch, hand strap and two AAA batteries
  • Continuous length for versatile applications
  • Backlit display for easy viewing
$99.00 /each

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The Bosch GLM 40 Laser Measure provides precise measurements of length, area and volume, with an accuracy of +/-1/16 in. The continuous-length measurement mode automatically adjusts measurements when walking off distances, just like a tape measure. With a 3-line backlit display and an IP54 rating, this laser measure is ready for any jobsite.

  • Precision laser measuring technology is accurate to within 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) in a 140 ft. range (42 m)
  • Measuring modes include length, area and volume
  • Automatic backlit display for convenient viewing
  • Four measurement units include feet and inches, decimal meters and decimal feet
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Is it able to do indirect length measurements?

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No. However the GLM 40 X does have that capability and is much smaller then the GLM 40.
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March 25, 2015
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This model does not have the inderect measurement feature...Some models do.
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January 20, 2015
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no but it saves each measurement so you can add them together. It also can switch between measuring in feet and measuring in inches--very useful for adding multiple lengths.
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January 13, 2015
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No, it uses light and needs a direct path to what you're measuring to. You could do calculations with pen, paper, and basic trig using the laser to take your "indirect" measurements
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October 7, 2014
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What do you mean by "indirect" length?
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No, this does not have a calculator to do indirect length measurements. What you can do is measure, then calculate the desired length.
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September 22, 2014
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Thank you for your question. The GLM40 does not have indirect length measurement. This unit has four measuring modes: length, area, volume and continuous length. We also offer the GLM50 which has indirect length as well as length, area, volume and continuous measurement.
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Rich, if you mean like a separate calculator, no. However, it does have function to calculate volumes based on a series of dimensional measurements!
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not sure what you mean by 'indirect' but if you mean, for example, taking an angle and a length to calculate the length of another line, then No, it cannot.
It can accumulate (sum) a series of measurements.
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Define "Indirect Length Measurement", please.
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will it work outside with a distance over 100 feet

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This meter is spec'd to measure to a 140 feet linear distance. With that being said, I will add this comment. Measurements made outside in bright sun light can be a tricky task. The problem is, the laser spot, even on a white surface tends to be difficult to see, therefore, it can be hard to see what you are actually measuring too. The meter is able to see the reflected beam, and as long as the beam has Read More
This meter is spec'd to measure to a 140 feet linear distance. With that being said, I will add this comment. Measurements made outside in bright sun light can be a tricky task. The problem is, the laser spot, even on a white surface tends to be difficult to see, therefore, it can be hard to see what you are actually measuring too. The meter is able to see the reflected beam, and as long as the beam has a clear path back to the meter, and is within it's range limits, it can perform the measurement... Read Less
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Yes but the laser can be hard to find at such long distances--Just use a white backdrop like a piece of paper on a clip board to aim the red laser at--
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Yes, but not in direct sunlight. You need to be able to spot a small red dot (laser) on the surface 100+ feet away. Can be challenging. It works better if that surface is in shade. Not as easy to use as it is indoors.
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September 21, 2014
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Yes. However, the instrument must be able to detect the red laser beam
over other light sources so it may not work in direct sunlight.
It should work under an overcast sky or in the early evening when the sun is low.
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Yes, as long as the laser has a surface to bounce off of. It has a distance of 140 feet.
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Thank you for your question. The GLM40 measures up to 140 feet and is designed for interior use.
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it is very hard to see the red dot in bright light. If you can work at dusk/night you have better luck. I have used mine to measure 125' outside distance.
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yes it will work up to 140 feet. you should have something solid to rest it on however. if your a little shaky with it will read ERROR. even a stick would be enough to steady it for a reading. This is wonderful tool.
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I have used it for a distance over 100 feet and it worked great.
You will love the accuracy.
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Well...yes and no. In low light it sure will as long as you can see the red dot on your target. I had much trouble beyond 80 ft or so in direct sunlight with 20/15 vision. If it had a green laser...not only would you be able to see it, it would be much more expensive. I recommend purchasing a bosch target to assist in measuring and helping to see points for measuring long distance.
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Will the device show metric measurements?

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I need the device that shows both metric and other
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Yes, metric and English
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Yes. It does feet and inches, decimal feet and meters.
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YES....
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Yes.
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Yes. It will show both SAE and metric measurements, which is a selectable option at any time during use.
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The meter will display both in feet, inches, and fractions, as well as meters, centimeters, and decimals of meters.
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Yes, this shows metric measurements or standard.
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Yes, as stated in the description, it measures in both metric and SAE.
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Yes, you can cycle through metric and a few imperial formats
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Silly Question: Will this help measure the square footage of an area?

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Would a carpet installer find this tool helpful?
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Yes.
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yes it has a mode in which it allows you to take two measurements and it multiplies the two to get the area.
Even without that mode though, all you need to do is multiple length x width.
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Only if you take the two measuring points (e.g., length and width of a room) and add them together yourself.
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Of course. You can just measure the length and width, and then multiply them together for the square footage. It even has this functionality built-in (see the manual). You can put it in length mode, area mode (the one you are looking for), and volume mode.
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The meter will measure a square or rectangular area, as well as the volume of a space, and display it in either, square feet, inches, fractions, or meters, centimeters, or if a volume is measured, in cubic feet or meters.
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The meter can be used to measure, both length, area, and volume...Assuming the areas are square, or a cube with equal axis in each dimension.
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Yes it will. Very accurate and simple tool.
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140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 129.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate. Fast. I am a Steamfitter/pipefitter and bought this unit as I do a lot of work by myself. It is quite accurate and the measurements are good enough to be able to give them to a welder to build. It takes a little bit to get use to pushing the button when in awkward places. I like the fact that it measures from the back of the unit. Like any tool, if you don't take time to check you are measuring from the right place, it won't work well :)) I am hard on myself and hard on my equipment, so it is good that the Bosch tools are tough enough to stand up to my work.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't know how I did my job without it! I have owned this tool for over two years now and couldn't get along without it. As an engineer doing field investigations or evaluations alone, I often need to take awkward measurements without any help. This tool is easy to use, make switching between units easy, and has proven very accurate and reliable. It also allows measurements beyond what most tapes will do and without the benefit of outside light.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from size and accuracy We measure for commercial window shades at the top of the frame and require accuracy to 1/16th of an inch. The speed and accuracy over trying to use a tape measure is immeasurable in time saving and accuracy for proper manufacturing and fit. It has paid for itself many times over and I highly recommend it. The size is also a great plus as if you do not use the case, it easily fits in your shirt pocket. In short, it is typical of the Bosch superior quality.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from needs better options for measurements display This product is an awesome product. It does exactly what it says it does. It makes your work go faster and you don't need anybody to hold the tape measure for you at long lengths. It makes measuring take a fraction of what it used to. The only reason why I give it 4 out of 5 stars is because you can't see your total measurement in total inches. It only displays as feet plus remaining inches.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool Great time saver when doing estimates. I have been using the laser for about a month now, used it first time for crown just the other day. Didn't work out so good, came up 3/16 shy on a span just over 14'. I'll try it again on a site where I have a little more time to play and learn.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool I bought the tool to measure rooms in my home for a housing permit. The tool was extreamly accurate and saved me a great deal.time not having to fight the traditional tape measure method.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Great price, awesome tool to have for the DIYer or Pro. Makes measuring over distance by yourself a breeze. And very accurate.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is a valuable tool we use for measuring around the shopping center. Small and easy to use..
Date published: 2016-12-16
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